SaulPaul joined the main stage at the Kerville Folk Festival during the 18 day music festival. He played music inspired by his first trip to South Africa which led to the inspiration behind his album, Black Folk Music. The first single on the album, “Love is the Dream”, debuted in Austin, TX on the 60th anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech. For this album, he’s reconnected with two time GRAMMY Award winner Lucy Kalantari on “Vision of We” and Aaron Nigel Smith and Uncle Jumbo of the GRAMMY Nominated group All One Tribe on “Worldwide”. New Collaborators on the album included Emmy Nominated, Billboard charting and America’s Got Talent featured act Gangstagrass on “Keep Pushing” and Noel Paul Stookey on “Baton.”

The album is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other platforms.

About The Kerrville Folk Festival

The Kerrville Folk Festival, the Foundation’s flagship event, was founded by Rod Kennedy in 1972. ​The 50th Kerrville Folk Festival was celebrated in 2022 and continues to be a Mecca for the songwriting community.  For 18 straight days and nights, the Festival offers concerts and activities for all ages that are focused on nurturing and developing artistic expression, especially the art of songwriting.  

Held in Quiet Valley Ranch, just 9 miles south of Kerrville, TX, the festival is celebrated by a community who considers itself family and are always delighted to welcome new folks!  When gathered, it becomes the second largest community in Kerr county.  During the 18-day Festival, attendance is approximately 30,000, with guests coming from all over the world to experience the magic many simply call “Kerrville”.  Even so, each evening’s performance is attended by 800 to 2,000 guests, making everyone’s experience feel intimate. The two words that seem to come up most when people describe the festivals is “magic” and “transformational.”